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Adirondack Park Trail Maintenance and Reconstruction

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Program #2629RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Elevation Note
Highest elevation reached would be approx. 2000 ft.

Equipment Requirements
Hiking boots and appropriate hiking gear including a day pack required for participation in the program.

Itinerary for Jun 23 — Jun 28, 2013

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Type: Lodge

Description: The current Adirondak Loj, built in 1927, has space for forty guests in a combination of private rooms, family bunk rooms, and a co-ed loft. Delicious home-cooked meals, with homemade breads and soups, are served in our rustic dining room. The comfortable living room with its stone fireplace is perfect for recounting the day's adventures or just relaxing with a book from our Adirondack library.

Contact info:
P.O. Box 867
Adirondak Loj Road
Lake Placid, NY 12946 USA
phone: 518-523-3441
web: www.adk.org/ad_loj/

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: The bathrooms are shared in the Loj. There is a men's room with showers and a ladies room with showers.


Day One: Sunday, June 23 - Orientation
Afternoon: Check-in between 3:30 - 4:30 PM

Dinner: Adirondack Mountain Club’s ADK Loj

Evening: Introductions and Orientation

Lodging: The Adirondack Loj

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: The current Adirondak Loj, built in 1927, has space for forty guests in a combination of private rooms, family bunk rooms, and a co-ed loft. Delicious home-cooked meals, with homemade breads and soups, are served in our rustic dining room. The comfortable living room with its stone fireplace is perfect for recounting the day's adventures or just relaxing with a book from our Adirondack library.

Contact info:
P.O. Box 867
Adirondak Loj Road
Lake Placid, NY 12946 USA
phone: 518-523-3441
web: www.adk.org/ad_loj/

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: The bathrooms are shared in the Loj. There is a men's room with showers and a ladies room with showers.


Day Two: Monday, June 24 - Trail Maintenance Orientation/Adirondack Mountain...
Breakfast: Breakfast

Morning: Getting familiar with trail tools and procedure at our first work site.

Lunch: Pack-out bag lunch at our work site.

Afternoon: Trail Maintenance

Dinner: Dinner at Adirondack Mountain Club’s ADK Loj.

Evening: ADK Trails Director will give information about field programs.

Lodging: The Adirondack Loj

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: The current Adirondak Loj, built in 1927, has space for forty guests in a combination of private rooms, family bunk rooms, and a co-ed loft. Delicious home-cooked meals, with homemade breads and soups, are served in our rustic dining room. The comfortable living room with its stone fireplace is perfect for recounting the day's adventures or just relaxing with a book from our Adirondack library.

Contact info:
P.O. Box 867
Adirondak Loj Road
Lake Placid, NY 12946 USA
phone: 518-523-3441
web: www.adk.org/ad_loj/

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: The bathrooms are shared in the Loj. There is a men's room with showers and a ladies room with showers.


Day Three: Tuesday, June 25 - Forest Ranger Presentation
Breakfast: Breakfast

Morning: Continued work on trails

Lunch: Pack-out bag lunch eaten at work site.

Afternoon: Continued work on trails.

Dinner: Dinner Adirondack Mountain Club’s ADK Loj.

Evening: Local Ranger describes his position, discusses range of responsibilities.

Lodging: The Adirondack Loj

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: The current Adirondak Loj, built in 1927, has space for forty guests in a combination of private rooms, family bunk rooms, and a co-ed loft. Delicious home-cooked meals, with homemade breads and soups, are served in our rustic dining room. The comfortable living room with its stone fireplace is perfect for recounting the day's adventures or just relaxing with a book from our Adirondack library.

Contact info:
P.O. Box 867
Adirondak Loj Road
Lake Placid, NY 12946 USA
phone: 518-523-3441
web: www.adk.org/ad_loj/

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: The bathrooms are shared in the Loj. There is a men's room with showers and a ladies room with showers.


Day Four: Wednesday, June 26 - Free Time/Storytelling
Breakfast: Breakfast

Morning: Natural History interpretation hike

Lunch: Lunch at Adirondack Mountain Club’s ADK Loj.

Afternoon: Free afternoon to explore the local area.

Dinner: Adirondack Mountain Club’s ADK Loj.

Evening: Storyteller – History of ADK Loj and property.

Lodging: The Adirondack Loj

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: The current Adirondak Loj, built in 1927, has space for forty guests in a combination of private rooms, family bunk rooms, and a co-ed loft. Delicious home-cooked meals, with homemade breads and soups, are served in our rustic dining room. The comfortable living room with its stone fireplace is perfect for recounting the day's adventures or just relaxing with a book from our Adirondack library.

Contact info:
P.O. Box 867
Adirondak Loj Road
Lake Placid, NY 12946 USA
phone: 518-523-3441
web: www.adk.org/ad_loj/

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: The bathrooms are shared in the Loj. There is a men's room with showers and a ladies room with showers.


Day Five: Thursday, June 27 - Adirondack Park History Presentation
Breakfast: Breakfast

Morning: Continued work projects on trails.

Lunch: Pack-out bag lunch eaten at work site.

Afternoon: Continued work on Adirondack Park trails.

Dinner: Dinner at Adirondack Mountain Club’s ADK Loj.

Evening: Celebration of Wildness – History of the Adirondack Park

Lodging: The Adirondack Loj

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, June 28 - Wrap-up
Breakfast: Breakfast

Morning: Wrap up trail projects.

Lunch: Lunch is included at the ADK Loj, program ends after lunch.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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